Qatar moving ahead with 2022 WC preparations, says Thawadi Jan 28, 2019 0 2177 12345 Qatar is on course to organise a great FIFA World Cup in 2022, a top official of the Qatar 2022 organising committee has said.In an interview with the CNN, Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy Secretary-General Hassan al Thawadi said he is confident in Qatar’s preparations for organising the 2022 World Cup.He said two stadiums will be ready in 2019 and another two in the first quarter of 2020.All the plans are being prepared in advance, he added.“On the other hand, there are clear and concrete achievements in the field of infrastructure, as well as the Metro Rail project, which is nearing completion,” Thawadi said.In response to a question about the FIFA study to increase the Qatar World Cup to 48 teams, he said, “The FIFA is coordinating with Qatar in this regard, and is studying the subject. We await the results of the study to take our decision in this regard.”Thawadi said what Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt have done to Qatar on June 5, 2017 is a siege and not a boycott.He said the Qatar’s economy is strong and praised Doha’s efforts to have overcome the siege.He said the global indicators confirm the strength of the Qatari economy, explaining that the financial markets in Qatar are the best in the region. (tnn) RELATED ARTICLES Amir to meet S Korean president today Jan 28, 2019 0 2702 Qatar tops 2018 Global Entrepreneurship Index Jan 28, 2019 0 2365 Amir’s visit will give fillip to Qatar-China ties: Chinese envoy Jan 28, 2019 0 1874 UAE slammed for politicising sports Tribune News Network Doha The United Arab Emirates (UAE), the hosts of the ongoing AFC Asian Cup and one of the countries having imposed an unjust blockade on Qatar, continues to mix politics with sports. The UAE, which .. Two held for stealing costly watch from jewellery store The Criminal Investigation Department has arrested two Arab nationals for stealing a costly wristwatch from a jewellery store in Doha. The two were arrested after checking the surveillance cameras at the jewellery .. Brace for rainy, colder days ahead: QMD Tribune News Network Doha The country is expected to receive rain on Tuesday with the mercury level dropping significantly, according to Qatar Meteorology Department (QMD). “The sky will be cloudy from the middle of the .. Qatar condemns Philippines church bombings Doha Qatar has condemned the bombings that targeted a Roman Catholic cathedral on the southern Philippine island of Jolo and resulted in dozens of deaths and injuries. In a statement on Sunday, the Ministry of Foreign ..